Home Victory for Johannes Boe in Holmenkollen Sprint, Fourcade takes Sprint WC
Norway’s Johannes Thingnes Boe shot clean to give the home team a victory in this afternoon’s men’s sprint at BMW IBU World Cup 9 in Oslo. Boe’s fast prone shooting gave him a lead that he would not surrender. His equally strong performance on the tracks brought him across the finish line in 24:53.3. Martin Fourcade of France shot clean in prone, but missed the last shot in standing; his fast last loop gave the Yellow Bib second place, 13.6 seconds back. Late start number 106 Anton Shipulin of Russia cleaned prone just 4.2 seconds behind Boe and matched that in standing, but even with colder conditions on the tracks, finished third, 21.3 seconds back.
Dominik Landertinger of Austria, with one penalty, finished fourth, .2 seconds back. Fifth went to Ukraine’s Sergey Semenov, shooting clean, 24.4 seconds back while Johannes’ older brother Tarjei, with one penalty finished sixth, 28.4 seconds back.